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Finally found the words to express...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 I feel about making small goals. I always make big goals for myself even if it seems very unattainable at the time I make it. When I do this, I always achieve them. I have achieved so much career wise, fitness and diet wise and attitude wise since I decided to change my life back on July 12, 2008.

The quote that I read today in Burn the Fat Feed The Muscle expresses how I feel about setting small goals...

"Thinking about a big goal you've never achieved before is always oging ot make you feel a little uncomfortable and afraid. This discomfort makes most people pull back into their comfort zones. Don't let the fear of failure or THE FEELING OF DISCOMFORT prevent you from going after what you really want. Always step forward into growth; never pull back into safety. Refuse to sell yourself short. Raise your standards." --Tom Venuto

I really like that "feeling of discomfort" part a lot. Ever sit into a static squat and punch until you can't punch anymore???? A lot of people are afraid of "discomfort" like that. Sad.

And then I ran into this quote...

"Make no small plans; they have no magic to stir your blood to action. Make big plans, aim high in work and hope." --Daniel Burnham

It's really good to know that I was on the correct path from the beginning. Very good bK!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JENNY888 12/21/2009 10:33AM

    Thank you for the Welcome to the Shred team. I needed this blog today. I'm ready to start the Shred and was reading comments of those saying how hard it is. I think a little discomfort will be needed to get where I want to be. I have to work on setting those smaller goals also. Thanks for writing.

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NEED2DROP50 12/20/2009 10:21PM

    Very nice quote!

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ALOVEBEAM 12/10/2009 11:49AM

    i love that book....i need to dust it off

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BLACKANDI 12/3/2009 9:40AM

    Yes, the book goes into "ultimate" long-term goals, 12 month goals, 3 month goals, weekly goals, daily goals and goals set to beating your personal best. A lot of people don't think they can achieve big goals and they are wrong.

What I mean by big goals is saying you're going to make overwhelming changes and you do it. Venuto goes on about using your imagination and that thinking about your goals all of the time will get your meet your goals. Dream big! Dreaming big jump starts self-confidence and self-motivation.

I hope I've cleared things up!

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SMILES4383 12/3/2009 8:32AM

    I like BIG GOALS.....
with the planned out steps to get there. :o)

emoticon Terri

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HIGHVELOCITY 12/2/2009 4:49PM

    SO very true! Keep up the great work!!


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JOSOP2009 12/2/2009 4:39PM


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    Wow, totally on the same page with you! I talked about this same thing on my blog today. Love the quote and I'll probably end up checking out this book, sounds pretty good!

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NICKJAROSH 12/2/2009 2:36PM

    Glad to be in this fitness journey with you!

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CYALTRINNJ 12/2/2009 2:35PM

    Love the Quote. I am make small goals with bigger goals in mind. I think it is the teacher in me. That there is a larger goal and to achieve the large goal you need to take smaller steps to get there. Thanks for sharing.

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ZLATEH 12/2/2009 2:15PM

  That is so true. Thank you for posting.

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And in a nutshell...

Monday, November 30, 2009

"I'm probably the only person in the industry who will tell you losing fat is NOT easy! The reason no one else wants to tell you because "quick, easy, overnight and effortless" are more marketable. "Hard work, blood , sweat and tears" are not marketable - hard work scares people away."

Tom Venuto
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

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LABYRINTH 12/1/2009 9:07AM

    Got that right... and why so many at Spark fade away. emoticon

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SHY1965SJ 11/30/2009 7:42PM

    So true! If its not popping a pill or drinking a drink most people don't want to here it.

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ATHENA130 11/30/2009 6:48PM

    Love Tom Venuto!

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ANEWMELI 11/30/2009 4:51PM

    That was very true and very frank... It's good to hear the truth this way... Thanks!

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I am Spark Motivator of the Day...Again!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eeeeek! I don't know if this happened yesterday or today. Gah!!!!

And of course I can't find out where everybody saw this info...last time I had to send a Spark Mail to one of the people who commented on my page about it. She was so kind enough to forward me the email where it was seen. I guess I'm going to have to go this route again. Not sure why I'm not getting the emails. I signed up immediately after becoming Motivator of the Day the first time for the Daily Spark emails....I didn't get that fancy email or anything.

Anyway, I want to thank ALL of you who alerted me by leaving me comments on my Spark page. Thank you so so much! I'm happy to be inspired by you all and to inspire many of you.

Keep working hard and you will reach your goals. Stay focused and kick yourself if you have to.

Alright, I'm off to send a Spark Mail to someone who may have kept that email or who can tell me where to go see it. Oh and it's not on the main page of Spark if I log out and it's not on my Start page either. :)

Thanks again!!!


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NEED2DROP50 9/22/2009 2:05PM

    Congrats! I never check my mail here so I don't know if I've ever been in the

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MEYLOSE 9/20/2009 3:38PM

    CONGRATS, I had the same situation when I was Motivator of the day a second time too!!!, it was so cool and surprising, ENJOY and keep it up.

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BLACKANDI 9/20/2009 11:34AM

    Thanks's my 2nd time!!!! Ha! I'll go for a third though. I wish they were givin' out crowns around here!!!! LMAO!

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JUSTFOXXY 9/20/2009 10:58AM

    Congrats again, Isn't this like your third time. Does that qualify you for a crown? emoticon

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NIKKIFITZ1 9/19/2009 5:40PM

    Congradulations! emoticon

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RANDOM00B 9/19/2009 5:36PM

    Congrats again to you! You are really inspirational.

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TERRIJ7 9/19/2009 4:17PM

    Congratulations on your success!

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    WTG! That's a great honor for you!!

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HECTORJESUS 9/19/2009 12:10PM

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Chalean Extreme!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yep, it starts today and I am super happy. My hubby got it for me!!! What a great surprise. He also got me Power90x, but I never worked with Chalene so I'm going start my 3 months transformation off with her. So at noon, it's on like popcorn! Woot!

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JEN4DICE 10/28/2009 5:13PM

    I just got chalean on e bay should be here soon! I am excited to start! let me know how you like it.

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STEFFI264 9/19/2009 9:16AM

  I have never heard of Chalean Extreme, what is it?

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KERABERA 8/17/2009 11:40PM

    I know you'll keep rocking it out like the machine you are. Can't wait to see your results. I too have been eyeing this program but I am currently trying to master kettlebells. I think around tax time I'll look into Chalean Extreme and all.

Keep it rockin' girl, keep it rockin' emoticon

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DROPPINOS 8/16/2009 2:46PM

    You go girl!!!!!!I have chalean but decided to do Insanity first instead so i cant wait to see your results emoticon

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DEE797 8/10/2009 3:26PM

    COOL!! Please let us know what you think about CHALEAN Extreme, I have been eyeing it for months, but can't afford it right now.

Much success on your journey!


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Follow Me On Twitter...

Monday, August 03, 2009

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IWIN4LIFE 8/10/2009 2:27PM

    Will do! I just signed up for twitter. I'm trying to get the hang of it now. I also love your website and blog! Continue to motivate!


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BLACKANDI 8/4/2009 11:00AM

    Yeah I'll let you know all that I'm doing. :)

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ME2448 8/4/2009 9:59AM

    Twitter.... Will you post everything about your goal. I wish I could do that. I would have to set up an anonymous account.

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